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Red snapper season to reopen next month

Red snapper season will reopen on August 13, 2021, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Friday. The season is open for private, recreational anglers and charter or for-hire vessels. The projected close of the season will be midnight on…

Recreational, commercial harvests set to open, close

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Tuesday the openings and closings of recreational and commercial harvest in Mississippi territorial waters for Gag, Greater Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish. The recreational fishing season for Gag will open on Tuesday,…

Mississippi to open red snapper season on Memorial Day weekend

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has announced the opening of red snapper season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire vessels will be 12:01 a.m. May 28, 2021, with an anticipated mid-season closure date of July 5, 2021, at…

Coronavirus Aid Relief assistance for fishermen opens Nov. 9

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act applications for commercial and charter fisheries participants will open 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9 on the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources website at dmr.ms.gov/cares-act-assistance/. Applicants must be a Mississippi resident 18 years…

DMR closes Area 5 to oyster harvesting at noon Wednesday

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Wednesday that Area 5 Approved growing waters are closed to the harvest of oysters beginning at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, due to the threat of…

DMR urges boaters to take care around Katrina Key

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources urges boaters to be cautious around a project to expand Katrina Key reef on the south side of Deer Island. Concrete rubble will be deployed by barge to expand the existing Katrina Key structure…

Local reactions to DMR budget battle

A temporary funding solution has been found for the Department of Marine Resources to operate over the holiday weekend, but the battle for funding still continues. The state department responsible for everything marine-related on the Coast continues to face a…

D'Iberville to open Riverside Park on Friday

D’Iberville will open Riverside Park in a ribbon cutting celebration at 10 a.m. Friday, city officials announced. The park, located at 3503 Magnolia Drive, is part of the Tchoutacabouffa Paddling Trail and Nature Area, a section on the Tchoutacabouffa River…

DMR opens saltwater fishing to all this weekend

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is offering a free saltwater fishing weekend this weekend. Saltwater sport fishing is open to everyone, whether they have a valid fishing license or not. That sportfishing is limited to the waters south of…

CMR certifies four state records

BILOXI, Miss. – The state Commission on Marine Resources certified four all tackle state fishing records at today’s monthly meeting. Abigail Daniels, 13, of Pass Christian set a state record using a cast net for Highfin Goby (Gabinoellus oceanicus) with…

Drop on By! DMR 2020 Calendars Now Available

Good news for all of you fishermen out there! The 2020 Mississippi Department of Marine Resources calendar has arrived and is available! This year's calendar features gorgeous coastal photography, as well as a tidal calendar, moon phases, sunrise and sunset…

Speckled Trout fishing could be put on hold

Fishing of speckled trout on the Gulf Coast could be coming to a temporary halt within the next few weeks. The spotted sea trout is making waves with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and local fishermen. On Friday, the…